Acer 4333 Laptop User Manual

Aspire 5541/5241 Series
Quick Guide
Copyright © 2009. Acer Incorporated.
All Rights Reserved.
Aspire 5541/5241 Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 10/2009
Aspire 5541/5241 Series Notebook PC
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making an acer notebook your choice for
meeting your mobile computing needs.
Your guides
To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your
computer.
The Aspire Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all
models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as using the
keyboard and audio, etc. Please understand that due to its nature, the Generic
User Guide as well as the AcerSystem User Guide mentioned below will
occasionally refer to functions or features which are only contained in certain
models of the series, but not necessarily in the model you purchased. Such
instances are marked in the text with language such as "only for certain
models".
The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new
computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive,
please refer to the AcerSystem User Guide. This guide contains detailed
information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion
options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains warranty information and
the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. It is available in
Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook.
Follow these steps to access it:
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Click on
2
Click on AcerSystem User Guide.
Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not
installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User Guide will run the
Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader,
access the Help and Support menu.
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Your Acer notebook tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster,
let us show you around your new acer notebook.
Top view
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Icon
Item
Description
1
Acer Crystal Eye
webcam
Web camera for video communication.
(only for certain models)
2
Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output.
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Icon
Item
Description
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
Wireless LAN
communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the wireless LAN function.
Indicates the status of wireless LAN
communication.
4
Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
5
Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
6
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Click buttons
(left and right)
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons.
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
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HDD
Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
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Hotkeys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the
computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key
in the hotkey combination.
Hotkey
Icon
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F2>
System
property
Starts System Property for displaying
system information.
<Fn> + <F3>
Bluetooth
Enables/disables the Bluetooth
function. (only for certain models)
<Fn> + <F4>
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
<Fn> + <F5>
Display toggle
Switches display output between the
display screen, external monitor (if
connected) and both.
<Fn> + <F6>
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off
to save power. Press any key to
return.
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Function
Description
<Fn> + <F8>
Hotkey
Icon
Speaker
toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn> + < >
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + < >
Brightness
down
Decreases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + < >
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + < >
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
Closed front view
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Item
Description
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Power1
Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery1
Indicates the computer's battery status.
1. Charging: The light shows amber when the
battery is charging.
2. Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC
mode.
Multi-in-1
card
reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard
(MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS
PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).
Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one
card can operate at any given time.
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1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed
up.
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Rear view
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Item
1
Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged
use.
Description
Left view
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Icon
Item
Description
1
DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
2
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
3
External display (VGA) Connects to a display device (e.g.,
port
external monitor, LCD projector).
4
USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
5
Microphone-in jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphones.
Headphones/speaker/
line-out jack
Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
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Right view
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Icon
Item
Description
1
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.
2
Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
3
Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
4
Emergency eject
hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the
computer is turned off.
Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency
eject hole to eject the optical drive tray
when the computer is off.
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Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Note: Wrap the computer security lock
cable around an immovable object such as
a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert
the lock into the notch and turn the key to
secure the lock. Some keyless models are
also available.
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Icon Item
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Base view
Description
1
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
3
Battery lock
Locks the battery in position.
4
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured
with screws).
5
Memory compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Ventilation slots and
cooling fan
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the
opening of the fan.
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Specifications
Operating
system
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Genuine Windows® 7
CPU/chipset
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AMD Turion™ II dual-core processor*
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AMD Athlon™ 64 II dual-core processor*
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AMD Sempron™ processor*
AMD M880G Chipset
System memory
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Dual-channel support
Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules
Display
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15.6" HD 1366 x 768
16:9 aspect ratio
Graphics
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ATI Radeon™ HD 4570 Graphics*
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ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 Graphics*
Storage
subsystem
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2.5" hard disk drive
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Multi-in-1 card reader
Audio
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Two built-in stereo speakers
High-definition audio support
MS-Sound compatible
Communication
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Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam*
WLAN:
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Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*
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Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*
LAN: Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
Dimensions
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372.3 (W) x 246.5 (D) x 26.8/39.6 (H) mm
(14.4 x 10.8 x 1.1/1.5 inches)
2.7 kg (6.0 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack
Privacy control
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BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
Kensington lock slot
Power
subsystem
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ACPI 3.0
48.8 W 4400 mAh PSE-certified battery
3-pin 65 W AC adapter
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ENERGY STAR®*
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99-/100-/103-key keyboard
Touchpad pointing device
Special keys
and controls
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Multi-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
USB 2.0 ports
External display (VGA) port
Headphones/speaker/line-out jack
Microphone-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
Environment
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Temperature:
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Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
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Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
Humidity (non-condensing):
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Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
Note: * Only for certain models.
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The
exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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I/O interface